Sphere gains new 'superlead' author in seven-way auction

Sphere has signed two books from thriller writer Karen Dionne for a "significant" six-figure sum following a "heated" seven-way publisher auction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #publisher auction

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Sphere gains new 'superlead' author in seven-way auction'


Sphere triumphs at auction for 'joyous' Simon debut

Sphere will publish Christine Simon's debut novel The Patron Saint of Second Chances in 2022.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-22 05:08:20 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Picador wins auction for 'superlead' Maddie Mortimer debut

Sophie Jonathan, editorial director at Picador, has acquired Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by debut author Maddie Mortimer in a "hotly contested" auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-27 05:29:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #debut author #sophie jonathan


Sphere to publish true crime exploring murder of author's stepsister

Sphere has acquired a book in which the author tells the story of her own investigation into the long-unsolved murder of her stepsister.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-17 23:03:19 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Sphere bags debut Breaking Point at auction

Sphere has announced Irish journalist Edel Coffey’s debut novel, Breaking Point, will be a superlead for the publisher in 2022, following a multi-publisher auction and six-figure deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 14:51:31 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Sphere wins Bublitz debut in 'hotly contested' auction

Sphere is publishing debut author Jacqueline Bublitz’s novel Before You Knew My Name, pitched as "The Lovely Bones for a new generation", plus a second book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-09 08:04:20 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hotly contested


Ant & Dec mark 30th anniversary with book for Sphere following 12-way auction

Ant & Dec, aka Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, are publishing a book with Sphere this September—Once Upon a Tyne: Celebrating 30 Years Together on Telly–following a 12-way auction in January. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 12:30:50 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Authors launch auction for Australian bushfire crisis

Authors including Joanna Harris and Richard Flanagan are raising money for firefighters battling bushfires in Australia by offering signed books, illustrations, experiences and writers' services in a Twitter auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 19:12:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #raising money


William Collins wins Selfie author Storr’s next book at auction

William Collins has acquired The Science of Storytelling, the next book by Will Storr, author of 2016’s Selfie: How the West Became Self-Obsessed (Picador). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #william collins


Sphere bags LaManna's 'addictive' thriller in four-way auction

Sphere has acquired a "sharp, twisty and addictive" thriller from US writer Gina LaManna in a four-way auction to publish in early 2020 as a superlead title. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #superlead title


Sphere wins auction to publish Zelda the cat's first book

Sphere is publishing the first book of London rescue cat Curious Zelda, whose startled look has attracted a following of more than 80,000 on Twitter. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Australian Natasha Lester signs with Sphere after auction

Sphere is publishing Australian author Natasha Lester in the UK after acquiring four of her historical fiction novels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Sphere wins auction for 'haunting' crime debut in six-figure deal

Sphere has won an auction for debut thriller writer Vanessa Savage in a six-figure deal for two books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #six-figure deal #crime debut


Authors for Grenfell auction closes raising £150k

Philip Pullman has confirmed he will name a character in his Book of Dust series Nur Huda el-Wahabi, after a young Grenfell Tower victim. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #philip pullman


Authors' unique responses to Austen auctioned by RSL

Authors and artists including Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel and Quentin Blake have created one-off, hand-written responses to Jane Austen to be auctioned in aid of the Royal Society of Literature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #royal society #jane austen #quentin blake #hilary mantel


Sphere acquires debut The Ruin by Irish author McTiernan

Sphere has acquired The Ruin by debut author Dervla McTiernan in a two-book deal with Curtis Brown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #curtis brown


Sphere wins 'life-affirming story' in six-way auction

Sphere Fiction has won a "hotly-contested" six-way auction to publish Eva Woods' "life-affirming" story of love, loss and female friendship, How to be Happy, in October 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #female friendship #sphere fiction #sphere wins


Harry Potter author JK Rowling's chair up for auction

A wooden dining chair used by author JK Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter books is up for grabs at auction in New York -  and it is expected to fetch tens of thousands of dollars. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2016-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #york -


J.K. Rowling, Hilary Mantel, and other British authors auction off annotated first editions

J.K. Rowling and other authors are selling first-edition copies of their books with annotations, written thoughts on the book, and/or illustrations to benefit the writers' organization English PEN. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hilary mantel


Society of Authors short story petition gains 5,000 signatures

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:20 The Society of Authors' petition against the cuts to BBC Radio 4's short story programming has now amassed over 5,000 signatures. SoA general secretary Nicola Solomon and assistant general secretary Jo McCrum will present... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jackie kay #ali smith #central london